Killers

Legend:

/ - slide up to

\ - slide down to

h - hammer on

p - pull off

<> - natural harmonic

ph - pinch harmonic

b - bend

r - release bend

~ - vibrato

() - ghost note, sustained note

Tuning: E

Bass Intro

G|----------|----------|----------|

D|----------|----------|----------|

A|-7-7-7-7--|-7-7-7-7--|-5-5-3-2/-|

E|--0-0-0-0-|--0-0-0-0-|--0-0-0---|

(Dave) (Adrian)

e|---------------||-<12>------|------<7>-----|

B|---------------||-----<12>--|---------<7>--|

G|---------------||-----------|--------------|

D|---------------||-----------|--------------|

A|-5h7p5h7 trill-||-----------|--------------|

E|---------------||-----------|--------------|

Oh...

Dave

E5 E5

e|--------------------------------||

B|--------------------------------||

G|---9\--------9\-----------------||

D|---9\--------9\-----------------||

A|---7\--------7\-----------------||

E|--------------------------------||

| Adrian

e|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0----||

B|-----8-------8-------8-------8--||

G|-9-------9-------9-------9------||

D|--------------------------------||

A|--------------------------------||

E|--------------------------------||

Yeah! Yeah!

e||------------------------------------||

B||------------------------------------||

G||------------------------------------||

D||---5/7------7/9/10----7---5/7-----||

A||------------------------------------||

E||---3/5------5/7//8----5---3/5-----||

Verse Intro

Dave plays it by gently touching the strings to allow the harmonics to sound

and slowly sliding up to the 12th fret while gallopping with the right hand.

When vocals start he plays E5's like Adrian.

e||--///////////////--------------------|---------------------------------||

B||--/////////////////////////----------|---------------------------------||

G||-1/////////////////////////12--12\---|---------------------------------||

D||-1/////////////////////////12--12\---|-0-5-4-0-5-4-0-5-4-0-5-0-5-0-5---||

A||-1/////////////////////////12--12\---|---------------------------------||

E||---------------////////////----------|---------------------------------||

|Adrian E5

e||-------------------------------------|---------------------------------||

B||-------------------------------------|---------------------------------||

G||-------------------------------------|---------------------------------||

D||---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9-|-0-9-7-0-9-7-0-9-7-0-9-7-9-7-9---||

A||---7-777-777-777-777-777-777-777-777-|---------------------------------||

E||-------------------------------------|---------------------------------||

Chorus

C5 E5 G

e|--------------------------------------------------------|

B|--------------------------------------------------------|

G|----------9--------------------12-----------------------|

D|--10------9---9---9---9-10-----12-----12-----12-----12--|

A|--10------7-777-777-777-10-----10-101010-101010-101010--|

E|---8---------------------8------------------------------|

C5 E5 C5

e|---------------------------|

B|---------------------------|

G|----------9----------------|

D|--10------9---9---9---9-10-|

A|--10------7-777-777-777-10-|

E|---8---------------------8-|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------||

b|---------------------------------------------------------------||

g|---------------------------------------------------------------||

D|-----9-9-9p7------9-9-9p7------10-10-10p8-------12-12-12p10----||

A|-------------9------------9---------------10---------------12--||

E|---7------------7------------8---------------10----------------||

Harmony

(this is only one of the guitars)

e||------------------------------------------------------------------------||

b||-11b(13)-11~-9-9-9h11p9-8h9p8----------11b(13)~-11-9-9-9h11p9-8h9p8-----||

g||-----------------------------10h12p10-8----------------------------10-8-||

D||------------------------------------------------------------------------||

A||------------------------------------------------------------------------||

E||------------------------------------------------------------------------||

Bridge

G5 A5 E5 D5 D5 E5 G5 A5 E5 D5 E5

e||---------------------------|-----------------------|

B||*--------------------------|-----------------------|

G||*--------------------------|-----------------------|

D||-----------999-777-777-999-|----------9-9-7-7-7-9--|

A||---5--777--777-555-555-777-|--5--777--7-7-5-5-5-7--|

E||---3--555------------------|--3--555---------------|

G5 A5 E5 D5 D5 E5

e||---------------------------|

B||*--------------------------|

G||*--------------------------|

D||-----------999-777-777-999-|

A||---5--777--777-555-555-777-|

E||---3--555------------------|

(x2 times)

G5 A5 F5 G5

e||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

B||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

G||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

D||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

A||-5--777----3-333-333-333-333-333-|-555-555-555-555-555-555-555-555-|

E||-3--555----1-111-111-111-111-111-|-333-333-333-333-333-333-333-333-|

C5 D5 (omit 2nd time, skip to solo)

e||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

B||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

G||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

D||-555-555-555-555-555-555-555-555-|-777-777-777-777-777-777-777-777-|

A||-333-333-333-333-333-333-333-333-|-555-555-555-555-555-555-555-555-|

E||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Rhythm for first solo:

D5

e||---------------------|

B||---------------------|

G||-7-------7-------7---|

D||-7-------7-------7---|

A||-5-------5-------5---|

E||---------------------|

see! see! see!

(x2 times)

E5 C5 D5 E5

e||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

B||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

G||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

A||-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|

D||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|

E||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

(x2 times)

G5 A5 B5 C5 G5 B5 A5

e||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

B||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

G||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

A||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

D||-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7/9101010101010-|-5-5-5-5-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|

E||-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/7-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-3-3-3-3-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

Rhythm for 2nd solo is same as bridge.

Ending (both guitars) [this is probably wrong]

e|----------------------------------------------||

B|--------------------------10-8----------------||

G|---9-7---9-7---9-7---9-7---7-5-9-7-----9--9---||

D|-0-5-4-0-5-4-0-5-4-0-5-4-------5-4-7---9--9---||

A|-----------------------------------7---7--7---||

E|----------------------------------------------||

Solos courtesy of Eddie Breslin (caladan@maths.tcd.ie)

It's impossible to be 100% accurate tabbing a solo like this (so I

didn't, I edited somebody elses) so concentrate on isolating the

individual phrases and how they link together.

Dave's Solo:

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|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--13b(15)----13b(15)----13b(15)-------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------14b(16)-(16)-(15)-14--12--14b(16)-|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------12-15-12---12-----------12-----------------------------------|

|--15b(17)-----------x------15b(17)----15-12-15p12-----------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------14b(16)-14-12---12h14-|

|----------------------------------------------------------------14------|

|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

The open B is hardly heard as the high notes should be

hammered very quickly.

|----------------------------------------12------------------------------|

|----------------0h15h17--0h15h17--14p12-----0h15h17--0h15h17--14p12-----|

|-14b(16)-(16)\------------------------------------------------------14~-|

|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------14h15p14h15p14h15p14h17p15p14h15p14----------14p12-------|

|---------14h16h17--------------------------------------17p15----------15p14-|

|--14/16------------------------------------------------------15-------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Concentrate on strumming 16th notes on the

open E string and quickly dart in and out with

the high notes.

|---------------0-0---12-0-0-14-14-0-15--17-15-14--0-0--12---|

|--12--(12)\--0----------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------|

|--12-0-0-14-0-0-15-15-0-0-17-15-14-0-0-12--12-12-0-0-14-14-0-0--|

|----------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--15-15-17-17-15-14-0-0--12-12-0-0-14-14-0-0-15-15-17-15-14-14-0-0--|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--12-0-0-14-0-0-15-15-0-0-17-14-15p14--17p14--17p14--17p14--17p14--|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--17p14--17p14--17p14--14--17b(19)r17--17b(19)--17b(19)--17b(19)--|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|

Adrian's solo:

|-----------------------------------------------------|

|--15-------15----------------------------------------|

|--14b(16)--14--12-----12--14b(16)--14p12--14b(16)~~--|

|------------------14---------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------|

|----------12-----------------12-----------------12---------|

|--------------15p12--------------15p12--------------15p12--|

|--14b(16)------------14b(16)------------14b(16)------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------|

|----------12--15b(18)r15-----------------------12-----|

|--------------------------------------------------12--|

|--14b(16)--------------------12h14--14b(16)-14--------|

|------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------|

Hold the bends on the 3rd string to get the unison bend sound.

|----------14-------------15-------------------------------|

|-------------14-------------15----------17------17--------|

|--16b(18)--------17b(19)--------19b(21)----(21)----(21)~--|

|----------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------|

|--0--0--20b(22)--------r20-----------------7---------------|

|----------------------------17\---10b(12)----7--10------7--|

|---------------------------------------------------9-------|

|------------------------------------------------------9----|

|-----------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--10p9--7---9b(11)--7-7~------------------2--4--5--4h5p4----7b(9)~-|

|----------9----------------------2--4--5------------------5--------|

|----------------------------3--5-----------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Overdub:

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------3--5--3h5p3----7b(8)~-|

|------------------------------------2--4--5---------------4--------|

|----------------------------2--4-5---------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

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